Techland has announced a new pre-order bonus for its upcoming open-world zombie slasher Dying Light that will let pre-order customers invade other players' game worlds as a zombie, and promised that the full game will offer "50+ hours of gameplay".

Available for free when you pre-order, the 'Be The Zombie' DLC will introduce the option to let you play as the Night Hunter, a powerful zombie who is able to invade worlds and stalk other players in a new PvP game mode.

Techland says that online invasions will be "available on all platforms for all online players from day one", suggesting that while all players will be open to having their worlds invaded, only those who pre-order can actually do the invading.

We've checked in with a Techland representative for further clarification.

"The game is absolutely huge as it is, but to provide the ultimate zombie survival experience, we added an extra element of unpredictability to our nighttime gameplay," said producer Tymon Smektala.

"Online players can face the threat of a possible invasion of their game by the Night Hunter, an extremely powerful, human-controlled zombie mutation. These invasions are an inherent part of Dying Light, available on all platforms for all online players from day one. However for our hardcore fans who pre-order, we're offering them a bonus - Be the Zombie - which lets you actually take control of the Night Hunter and invade online games of other players."

Check out the trailer below to see Be The Zombie in action.

Dying Light launches on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC on January 30.

Source: Techland

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